How to Register in TESDA Online Program (eTESDA Registration)

In a bid to deliver technical-vocational education and training (TVET) more efficiently, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has developed the TESDA Online Program (TOP)—a web-based platform that offers courses to Filipinos who want to learn new skills but don’t have the time to go for face-to-face classes.

Also Read: What is the TESDA Online Program (TOP)?

The TESDA Online Program (TOP) originally offers a free web-based learning platform for modular technical-vocational courses accessible via the TOP website: It was especially designed to help Filipinos upgrade their skills while enjoying a good digital learning experience.

It was further improved with the creation of the TOP mobile app (available on Google Play Store and App Store) as well as the introduction of courses with accessibility features that will help persons with disabilities (PWDs). If you think it’s time for a skill upgrade, then you can register for a TOP account by following this guide.

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What is the TESDA Online Program (eTESDA)

The TESDA Online Program (TOP) or eTESDA is a free web-based facility for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) launched by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in an effort to make free technical-vocational education and training (TVET) more accessible to more Filipinos. The initiative especially brought the agency’s services closer to the people, so they may train, develop, and improve their technical skills at their own pace, at their own time. Through TOP or eTESDA, TESDA aims to contribute to the development of technical-vocational education and human resources in the country without the blockage caused by time constraints and money.

Other than the web app originally designed to host the courses offered under TOP, TESDA also launched the TESDA Online Program (TOP) Mobile App, a mobile phone application downloadable for free through Google Play Store and App Store. The app was meant to enhance the learning experience of busy Filipino learners, allowing them to learn more and improve their skills and employability. 


Registering for the TESDA Online Program (TOP) or eTESDA offers interested Filipinos the following benefits:

  • Free skill upgrade on your chosen field
  • Improved technical-vocational skills and employability
  • 24/7 access to TESDA courses online
  • Mobile access to TESDA modules
  • Skill upgrade from anywhere, anytime
  • PWD-friendly course formats
  • Opportunities to acquire an eCertificate for course completion
  • Opportunities to get TESDA-certified on specific fields of studies
  • Opportunities to upgrade skills despite busy schedules
  • eTESDA offers additional modes of delivery for TVET programs through Blended Learning.
  • Improve the quality of TVET through standardized delivery and content
  • Courses are highly skills-oriented and adjustable depending on the learner’s pace

This option to take any free digital courses offered under eTESDA or TOP is a privilege offered by the Philippine government to its citizenry. Not only does it help the individual develop, but it also enhances the human resources in the country with the emergence of more qualified workers in the country.


Anyone with Internet access and a computer or a smartphone may register for the TESDA Online Program (TOP) but typically, TESDA requires their training applicants to at least have any of the following qualifications:

  • At least 18 years old
  • High School Graduate / Senior High School Graduate
  • ALS Passer
  • TechVoc Graduate
  • College Graduate / Undergraduate
  • Industry Worker


Registering for an account in TESDA Online Program (TOP), whether via the web app or the mobile app does not really have specific documentary requirements. But, you will need to have the following before you can complete your registration:

  • Valid and active email address
  • Computer or smartphone (for Android, at least Android 5.1 or better)
  • Stable Internet connection
  • Personal information of the person registering for an account, including:
    • Full name
    • Complete address
    • Gender
    • Civil Status
    • Birthdate
    • Highest Educational Attainment
    • Disability
    • Learner’s classification

You may or may not upload a profile photo depending on your personal preferences.

Registering in TESDA Online Program

There are two different ways to register in the TESDA Online Program (TOP):

  • To do so via the web app ( or
  • via the TOP mobile app (available on either Google Play Store or App Store).

Depending on your preferred method, you may follow the registration procedures detailed below:

How to Register via TESDA Online Program Desktop Web App

Step 1: Visit the TESDA Online Program web app via this link:

Step 2: Choose “Create an account” and click the button that says “Click here” under it.

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Step 3: Fill out the form with you nominated username and password, as well as the following personal information:

  • Email address
  • First and Last name
  • City/town
  • Country
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Step 4: Tick the checkbox to answer the Security question and complete the captcha.

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Step 5: Once done, you should see a notification prompting you to check your email to complete your registration. Click “Continue.”

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Step 6: Once you received the email, click on the verification link provided for you.

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Step 7: After clicking the confirmation link, you will be redirected back to the TOP site with a notice that your registration has been confirmed. Click “Continue.”

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Step 8: Complete the registration process by updating your profile with the following information, then click “Update profile.”

  • Complete Permanent Mailing Address
    • Number, Building, Street
    • Barangay
    • City/Municipality
    • Province
    • Region
    • Contact Number
  • Personal Information
    • Gender
    • Civil Status
    • Employment Status
    • Birthdate
    • Highest Educational Attainment
    • Age Group
  • Learner/Trade Classification
    • Classification
    • Type of Disability (choose N/A if it’e not applicable)
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Step 9: Once done, you will be redirected back to the dashboard. You may already customize the dashboard and your site preferences, or get yourself enrolled in a class.

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How to Register via the TOP Mobile App

As mentioned previously, aside from the desktop app, you can also process eTesda registration using your mobile phone via the TOP mobile app. Please follow the steps below to guide you:

Step 1: Go to either Google Play Store or Apple Store, and run a search for “TESDA Online Program.”

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Step 2: Download and install the TOP mobile app by clicking the Install button.

Step 3: Once done, you can tap on the TOP mobile app icon to open the application.

Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Create New Account.”

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Step 5: Complete the form with the required information marked with an asterisk (*), then click “Open Security Question.”

etesda profile registration in mobile app
tesda online program mobile app account registration

Step 6: Tick the checkbox and complete the captcha to verify you are human.

Step 7: You should see a notification telling you to check your email for the verification link. Click “OK.”

etesda account registration creation

Step 8: Check your email for the verification email from TESDA and click the link provided to you. 

email from etesda division

Step 9: Once done, you will be redirected to the dashboard via the web app. You will then need to key in your personal information.

etesda user registration
etesda online user registration profile

Step 10: Agree to the Privacy Disclaimer by choosing “Agree” from the dropdown menu.

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Once done, you can already start choosing the courses you want and start with the enrollment procedures.

Important Reminders

  • The TESDA Online Program (TOP) is TESDA’s version of ICT-integrated techVoc teaching and learning.
  • In 2011, TESDA started TOP with the goal of expanding access to TVET through the Internet and eTESDA centers.
  • Enrollees will be given an e-Certificate of Completion after finishing a course. However, only those who enroll and complete courses for full qualifications can undergo competency assessment and receive a National Certificate.
  • Assessment for national certification cannot be done online (yet). 
  • On-site demonstration of competencies is required to prove proficiency and earn National Certificates (NC) for a qualification and Certificate of Competency (COC) for one or cluster of competencies.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For more information on the TESDA Online Program (TOP) or eTESDA, here are some of the common questions and answers for your reference:

1. What is TESDA Online Program (TOP)?

The TESDA Online Program (TOP) is a web-based platform that offers free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for the technical-vocational (techVoc) education and skills development of the Filipino workforce. With the help of information and communication technologies (ICT), the TOP provides an effective and efficient way to deliver technical education and skills development services to a broader range of learners at a lesser cost. 

2. How do I enroll in a TOP course? 

To access the available courses offered by TESDA under the TESDA Online Program (TOP), interested learners must first register for a TOP account. Once registered, you can follow the steps below to proceed with the enrollment process for free.

Step 1: Login to the TOP website using your registered username and password.

Step 2: Once logged in, you will be directed to the TOP front page. You can see the list of available courses displayed on this page. Click on the link of the course that you want to enroll in.

Step 3: Next, click on the module you wish to take.

Step 4: On the left side of the navigation panel, click on the “Enroll me in this course” link.

Step 5: You should see a message box asking if you really want to enroll in the module. Click the “Yes” button to proceed.

3. How much tuition fees do I need to pay to enroll in any of the courses offered under the TOP?

As the TESDA Online Program (TOP) was created to help deliver TESDA services and improve the Filipino workforce, the agency has pulled all the stops and ensured that the Tech-Voc courses offered under the program are given for free. There is no need to pay any tuition fee to access the courses.

4. Can I get a certificate of training after completing the online course via the TOP?

You will get a Certificate of Completion after you have finished the online course and satisfied all the requirements. However, if you are interested in getting the National Certification (NC), you will need to schedule for a face-to-face assessment at any TESDA accredited assessment center or venue.

5. I forgot my password. Can I still retrieve my eTESDA account?

Yes. You can still retrieve your eTESDA account by resetting your password. To do so, simply follow the steps below:

Step 1: From the eTESDA login page (, click “Forgotten your username or password.”

Step 2: Key in either your username or email address, then click “Search.”

Step 3: You should see a notification telling you to check your email for the password reset link. Click “Continue.”

Step 4: Click the password reset link sent to you via your registered email address.

Step 5: Set a new password and click “Save Changes.”

6. Who do I contact for technical support?

For comments, suggestions or to report technical problems, you may reach out to TESDA via the following contact information:


Tel. No.: (+632) 893-8297

You may also contact or visit the TESDA Office near you.


The TESDA online program (TOP) is one of TESDA’s projects meant to improve the technical skills of Filipino workers nationwide. With a free web-based learning platform offering a multitude of online  technical-vocational courses 24/7, the agency has really upped its game in the hopes of building a better Filipino workforce with skills that are at par with international standards. 

Since it launched, TESDA has only moved forward, integrating improvements along the way to offer the best digital learning experience to its audience. They developed the TOP mobile app, making the program even more accessible, especially to those who do not have time to sit before a computer for hours on end. Not only that, TESDA has also made the program available to PWDs, adding accessibility features to some of the online courses that they offer under the TOP.

Contact Information

To learn more about the TESDA Online Program (TOP) or other TESDA programs and services, you can reach out to TESDA via the following contact information:

TESDA Online Program

Official website:
Telephone Number: (02) 8887 7777, (+632) 8893-8297
Email Address:
You may also contact or visit the TESDA Office near you.

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